An international celebration of charity and community
An important part of the work of The Queen is to support and encourage public and voluntary service. One of the ways in which Her Majesty does this is through involvement with charities and other organisations. This year The Queen celebrates her 90th year and on the 12th June the celebrations will focus on the charities and organisations of which the Queen is Patron, over 600 that span the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
The iconic event will take place on The Mall outside Buckingham Palace with 10,000 guests gathering for a street party as never seen before– and BT MyDonate is the donation and fundraising partner behind this fantastic occasion.
The majority of guests on the day will be representatives from the 600 organisations that hold The Queen’s patronage, which include over 350 charities ranging from regional and local charities like the Highland Cattle Society or the Seashell Trust to national charities like Cancer Research UK and RNLI. Whilst celebrating the scope and diversity of these organisations the event and supporting activity will also raise funds for a specially created charity - The Patron’s Fund. This charity has been founded to provide grants to the charities to which The Queen acts as patron thereby helping to further support the legacy of her patronage.
There are three easy ways to support The Patron’s Fund
- Text JoinIn to 70025 to make a £5 donation
- Set up a fundraising page for your local community event at mydonate.bt.com/thepatronslunch
- Donate online at mydonate.bt.com/tpl
Peter Phillips, Chairman of The Patron’s Lunch Events Ltd said: ‘The three core themes of The Patron’s Lunch are community, celebration and charity, and BT MyDonate are providing fantastic support to help us achieve our goals. As well as raising money for The Patron’s Fund through our own BT MyDonate fundraising page and text donate mechanic, we are also encouraging the Patron’s Organisations to use the MyDonate platform for their own Patron’s Lunch fundraising activity. Furthermore, we are hoping to inspire people to look to their own communities and support local causes that need their help, be it through donating funds, or volunteering their time.’
If you want to learn more about The Patron’s Lunch or The Patron’s Fund visit www.thepatronslunch.com
To find out if there is a Patron’s Lunch event in your area or to register your event go to http://www.thepatronslunch.com/howto#map